Heartworm Med Intolerance, Help Please
Aspen is a 10 year old female red merle Aussie (with pink skin and a lot of white in her coat). I rescued her when she was 5.
She and I are very close and I keep very close contact with her on a daily basis to observe her well being.
I have had a BIG STRUGGLE with heartworm meds for her. Ivermectin (heartguard, etc.) were bad, but TriFexis caused her to have multiple side effects including seizures, pretty severe spine and join pain, strange mental confusion, stumbling and abdominal problems.
I thought my dog was aging way to fast, so I took her off Trifexis for the winter, and all of her symptoms went away, and she's bouncing around like a puppy again!!! AMAZINGLY SO!!!
This leaves me sad to have to put her on meds again for the hot weather. I am truly afraid because I am not seeing any heartworm meds that don't list seizures as one of the side effects.
I'm not finding a clear answer to what the safest treatment might be for this breed of dog (as they are sensitive to these chemicals).
My vet just gave me Revolution to try for 3 months today. I got home with it and read the side effects online, and it also lists seizures as a side effect.
Can ANYONE please guide me on this?
Chris & Aspen
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